Nov 17

Electric Fireplaces: Comfort, Romance and Energy Efficiency in the Bedroom

Autumn is in the air and the harvest is in full swing.  This time of year it is hard not to crave the comfort of home cooked meals and fireside romance.  Traditionally, fireplaces were used for keeping your home warm.  Nowadays’ a fireplace is a focal point for your space, a place where you can showcase your favourite accessories and family photo’s.  Fireplaces create ambiance and are perfect for setting the mood – especially in a bedroom.

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Traditionally most homes built in the last 60 years that feature a fireplace have them in the formal living room or family room.  Very rarely will you find more than one fireplace in a home and you are even less likely to find one in the master bedroom or en-suite bathroom.  But that trend is quickly changing.  According to the 2011 State of the Hearth Industry Report released by the Hearth Patio and Barbeque Association of America, the master bedroom is the most desired room to add a second fireplace.  Furthermore, adding an electric fireplace to a room that is used more often such as the master bedroom, provides you with the option to turn the home’s central thermostat down while keeping that space warm and cozy.   This concept is called “zone heating” and is one great way to save energy and money by lowering your overall heating costs.

An electric fireplace in the bedroom is the most economical and effortless way to zone heat.  No lengthy or expensive remodeling is required, simply pick the model that best suits your taste and decor and at the push of a button you can enjoy the ambiance and romance.

Consider this when you are shopping for your electric fireplace:

  • Electric fireplaces do not require chimneys, piping or gas lines.  Adding one to any space is simple and easy.
  • Simply plug it in. There is no need for professional installation if you choose a plug in model.
  • Electric fireplaces are portable, and can be moved from room to room. Take accurate measurements so you can choose a model that will fit in your space.
  •  An electric fireplace can produce 700 and 1,500 watts of heat which is sufficient for producing supplemental heat in any space.

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Comments (3)

  • Mary on November 22nd, 2011 at 8:12pm

    Love our fireplace in our bedroom. It allows to warm up the room right before crawling in without heating the entire house. Also, the realistic flame gives off a romantic flicker. Would never be without one in the master bedroom.

    As I am writing this I am having a contractor install the Dimplex Sahara Wall Mounted Model one in our TV room for cozy evenings and ambiance there as well.

  • Marion Tharpe on November 28th, 2011 at 10:44pm

    I purchased one of your designer fireplaces from one of your reputable dealers here in Orlando and it has stopped working. It was shutting off and on and per the instructions on my operations manual it said to turn it off if it continued to do that. I have not been able to turn it back on since last year. Can you please point me in a direction as to where I can have it fixed or that part replaced. It is getting pretty chilly out now and I would prefer to use the fire place to warm my living room for now. Pleae feel free to email me or call me because I am at a loss for what to do now. My unit is only 3 years old and does not get a lot of use because I live in Florida. My home phone is 407-574-4506. I would appreciate any advice you can give me.
    Marion Tharpe

    • chad on November 29th, 2011 at 1:37pm

      Hello Marion,

      I have forwarded your request and a technical representative will be in touch with you soon.